What is chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution—EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)—is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. Chelation means "to grab" or "to bind." When EDTA is injected into the veins, it "grabs" heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body.
Chelation is an effective way to treat heavy metal poisoning. Health Canada has approved prescription chelation therapy for the treatment of lead poisoning.
How does chelation therapy work?
Chelation involves the intravenous administration of a “chelating agent”, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). Injected EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) binds with the harmful metal and both are then eliminated from the body through the kidneys.
How can I test for heavy metals?
The two main ways to test for heavy metals is with a blood or urine test. After consulting with a physician at our clinic, the primary we may test you for heavy metals will be through a urine test kit.
If you would like to discuss chelation therapy with a physician at our clinic, please contact our office.